About Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) (Procedures)
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an adjunctive treatment for certain types of intractable epilepsy and major depression. VNS uses an implanted stimulator that sends electric impulses to the left vagus nerve in the neck via a lead wire implanted under the skin.
Learn more about Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) in our Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Community Report.
|One time Jan 03 - 03, 2009|
|Stopped Jan 3, 2009|
Jan 3, 2009
EffectivenessNone (for epilepsy)
Side effectsMild (voice changes, chest pain)
BurdenSomewhat hard to take